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Chautauqua: VOYAGEURS: Indigenous People, the Fur Trade & Early Chicago (Virtual Performance)
Living Historian Jon F. Rice introduces audiences to French Canadian fur trader and voyageur, Francois Le Mai, as he and his friend Jean Baptiste Pointe DuSable arrive by canoe to early Chicago. Although nothing more than a little swamp filled with wild garlic and a muddy river running through it, businessman DuSable grasps the importance of that stream: “It’s location, my friend!”

Through music, song, and dance, we learn of the Meti-society (Creole culture) of Chicago, and why DuSable, a fur trader of African descent and the “Father of Chicago,” abandoned his dream.

Please register in advance for this meeting (room capacity is 300. Everyone who registers for the meeting will receive a link to a recording of the program which will be available to view for two days).

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Aug 17, 2021 07:00 PM in Eastern Time (US and Canada)

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